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breathing

[bree-th ing] /ˈbri ðɪŋ/
noun
1.
the act of a person or other animal that breathes; respiration.
2.
a single breath.
3.
the short time required for a single breath.
4.
a pause, as for breath.
5.
utterance or words.
6.
a gentle moving or blowing, as of wind.
7.
Classical Greek Grammar.
  1. the manner of articulating the beginning of a word written with an initial vowel sign, with or without aspiration before the vowel.
  2. one of the two symbols used to indicate this.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English brethynge. See breathe, -ing1
Related forms
breathingly, adverb
unbreathing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for unbreathing

breathing

/ˈbriːðɪŋ/
noun
1.
the passage of air into and out of the lungs to supply the body with oxygen
2.
a single breath: a breathing between words
3.
an utterance: a breathing of hate
4.
a soft movement, esp of air
5.
a rest or pause
6.
(phonetics)
  1. expulsion of breath (rough breathing) or absence of such expulsion (smooth breathing) preceding the pronunciation of an initial vowel or rho in ancient Greek
  2. either of two symbols indicating this
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unbreathing in Medicine

breathing breath·ing (brē'ðĭng)
n.
The alternate inhalation and exhalation of air in respiration.

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Slang definitions & phrases for unbreathing

breathing

adjective

Alive, at least: They'll take any warm body that's breathing (1970s+)

Related Terms

mouth-breathing


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Encyclopedia Article for unbreathing

breathing

the action of moving air or water across the surface of a respiratory structure, such as a gill or lung, to facilitate respiration (the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide with the environment). See respiration.

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